01 Jan #ReinventingShoes
The designs and knowledge about 3D printed shoes is constantly expanding. Thanks to United Nude and 3D systems we can preview new designs that we will be buying in the future. The architectural exhibition, Re-Inventing Shoes, will display five new and exclusive 3D printed shoes, designed by Ben Van Berkel, Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove, Fernando Romero and Michael Young.
United Nude launched in 2003 with the Mobius shoe and since then has become expert in technologically advanced ladies footwear.
They are always pushing the boundaries and continuing the re-inventing of shoe making. Some of their great innovations have come from collaborations with creative minds such as Iris Van Herpen and Zaha Hadid.
The goal for the Re-Inventing Shoes is to explore and push the boundaries of 3D printing technology for creating shoes with the largest amount of sculptural freedom. The production method, Selective Laser Sintering, uses both hard nylon and all new soft rubber material. These are shoes we could someday see available on 3Dshoes.com. Thanks to United Nude we will be able to combine harder and softer 3D printed parts for creating fully functional shoes.
Follow the project! #ReinventingShoes